Consumer prices in June 2006

July 20, 2006

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) advanced 0.2 percent in June, following a 0.4-percent rise in May.

Percent change from 12 months ago, Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, not seasonally adjusted, June 1997-June 2006
[Chart data—TXT]

Energy costs declined 0.9 percent in June, following substantial increases in each of the preceding three months. Within energy, the index for petroleum based energy decreased 0.9 percent and the index for energy services fell 1.1 percent.

The food index increased 0.3 percent in June.

The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3 percent in June, the same as in each of the preceding three months; the index for shelter again accounted for over half of the monthly advance.

For the 12 months ended in June 2006, the CPI-U rose 4.3 percent, as shown in the chart.

These data are from the BLS Consumer Price Index program. To learn more, see "Consumer Price Index: June 2006" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-1233.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Consumer prices in June 2006 on the Internet at (visited September 22, 2014).


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